Women led the way and expressed the importance of women in media and popular culture at The White House Project 2010 EPIC Awards in New York City on April 7th. Powerhouses in the entertainment industry such as, Meryl Streep, Geena Davis, Jill Scott and Jehmu Greene along with EPIC Gala host, Megan Mullally honored women and men for their work in promoting positive images of women in the media.
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. honored Sheryl WuDunn with the Beacon Award for her work on the book Half the Sky. Meryl Streep presented Kiran Bedi, India’s first and highest ranking female police officer, and the film , “Yes Madam, Sir” with the Global Trailblazer Award and Jill Scott received the Add Women, Change EverythingAward. The efforts of young women didn't go unnoticed, The White House Project and Barbie presented nine-year-oldAlly Woodard with the I Can BeAward for demonstrating outstanding leadership.
The celebration of women in media continued with The Secrets of Powerful Women After-Party. Director and actress, Georgina Lightning won the Emerging Artist Award for her film, Older Than America.
While hosting the Media Lounge, See Jane Do had the privilege of interviewing extraordinary women including The White House Project Board Members; Geena Davis, Beth Brooke, and Barbara Bridges along with fashion blogger, Tavi Gevinson, Emerging Artist nominees, Women's Media Center president, Jehmu Greene, and other incredible women.